The tension (tanos) between “the I” and “the Me” is something all humans live constantly with, even if they never notice the tension, let alone make an intentional study of. This self in the mirror (Behold! It is I! Whomst is Brushing Minest Teeth!), this self we refer to in the third-person (I), this… thing […]
Given a list of ideas, which also has some “pseudo-notation” that may be more harmful than helpful, but I think is helping me: I would like to understand something meaningful about Y. Y seems to me to be dependent upon something about it’s relationship with an unknown, labeled X. Y|~X “Y given unknown entity X” […]
Maybe even better, “it gathers”. There is not “a source of attention” that “points” attention somewhere. Rather attention itself gathers in clumps, providing salience as, and of, something that seems like “a coherent group that notices itself”. Attention is the single resource in the universe that can be leveraged to introduce novelty into the system.
Since a 3-D object can only contain as much information as can be encoded on its surface, then, I predict that the brain is fractal, when you get down to the surface area.
I have done some searching, and, I have no idea how to nail down the phenomenon I’m speaking of, but ☞ “a feeling of being installed crooked” …is as close as I can get right now. Sometimes while meditating, I get a sense of being like 15° off, nearly always “to the right” (whatever that […]
I was walking to work and while crossing over the highway I noticed that the sound of traffic below me seemed quite loud, nearly overwhelmingly so, but, somehow, even more clearly over that I could hear the subtle, faint, sound of my hair brushing against my hood, and, even though I could hear it better, […]